Posts Tagged "tonic"


Where to Drink in Athens: The Gin Joint  We arrived in Athens with only the barest of plans in place: we knew we wanted to visit the Acropolis; we had a place to stay: and we had a restaurant recommendation and a handful of cocktail bar recommendations. To our great delight, all of these things were within walking distance of one another in Athens’ old town. Our ferry docked at just the right time for us to drop off our luggage...

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Where to Drink in Athens: Odori Vermuteria While we spent most of our time in Greece on the islands, we couldn’t pass so close by Athens without saying hello. We spent a morning visiting the Acropolis. Speaking honestly, the Acropolis has never been on our bucket lists, but we’re happy to admit now that we were wrong. We didn’t expect it to be as awe-inspiring as it was to see in person something so very familiar...

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Yzaguirre Reserva Vermouth As we mentioned earlier this week, our new friends at Fasel Shenstone sent us some Spanish vermouths and a couple of other bottles recently. We’ve been using these newly discovered vermouths as an opportunity to add a bit of an addendum to our earliest posts, a vermouth taste-off. Both of today’s contestants did not participate in the earlier tournament, one because we thought it was simply...

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12 Drinks of Christmas 2016: Winter Tonic Cocktail Recipe Happy holidays! It’s the time of the year for holiday decorations, twinkling lights, warm spices, and a rolling series of parties, gatherings, and celebrations. For the second year in a row, we’ll be adding to the festivities with twelve drinks to make all of those parties just a little merrier and brighter. Today, we winterize our tonic. For someone used to Boston...

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Bar Absinthe in French Riviera The neon green sign beckons you into a cozy, cave-like cellar bar that feels like the perfect place to try some absinthe. The hosts are genial, relaxed, and seem like they were born to serve absinthe in a small French bar. The large screen TV which plays the soccer match is the only sign of modernity; otherwise this place looks like it has operated more or less unchanged through absinthe’s entire...

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